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The largest cave in Northern Europe.

On the shores of the Norwegian Sea lies Halvikhallen or Halvikhula (Hall of Halvik or Halvik Cave), known as Northern Europe’s largest cave. Its height stretches well over 300 feet (100 meters), and about 260 feet (80 meters) wide; one geological source from the late 19th century claims that the cave’s depth is well over […]

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Digging Deeper into Pompeii’s Past

New research is uncovering the ancient city’s dynamic story from its origins to the eruption that buried it The emperor Nero is thought to have visited the southern Italian city of Pompeii in A.D. 64, perhaps spending a few nights in the enormous villa his wife, Poppaea, owned in the nearby town of Oplontis. Nero […]

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The Seven Gates of Hell

Ah, yes, Hellam Township, a pleasant little corner in York, Pennsylvania. It boasts rich forestry, lakes, wildlife and waterfalls… and an alleged hellgate in the township. Totally normal. Read more →

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Experiencing the Rich History of Chocolate in Hawaii

Crops like sugarcane, coffee, and pineapple have always taken center stage in Hawaii’s agricultural history. While these valuable commodities have brought rapid population growth and big business to the islands in the past, the future looks bright for another particular plant that thrives in the Hawaiian sun: cacao. READ NOW

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Maya Cities Lost and Found

Since 2007, Ivan Šprajc of the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts has led teams of explorers into the rain forest of Campeche, Mexico, in search of the remains of the Maya civilization. Using aerial photographs, Šprajc identified several likely sites. After three weeks of hacking through dense jungle, his expedition […]

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10 Natural Wonders That Prove Magic Exists

The world is a fascinating place brimming with awe-inspiring natural wonders. From rock formations to eerie ecosystems that baffle even top NASA scientists, Mother Nature has cooked up some pretty special sights. Whether you’re a photography buff or enjoy geeking-out on scientific terms, these destinations will have you believing in magic again. It’s Magic

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Where Does Teddy Roosevelt’s Environmental Legacy Fit in a Polarized 2020?

“Leave it as it is,” Teddy Roosevelt told an assembled crowd on the rim of the Grand Canyon, May 6, 1903. “You can not improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it. What you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, […]

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A mysterious island ruin is finally giving up its secrets

A settlement 30 miles from the Mongolian border in what is today southern Russia has eluded understanding. Known as Por-Bajin, the mysterious complex is roughly the size of Buckingham Palace. Now, researchers may finally know what the site was used for thanks to the fickle fluctuations of solar radiation, the evidence of which was buried […]

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Ancient Egyptian Helicopters

In the temple of Seti I, a mural contains ordinary hieroglyphs such as the fly, but also a helicopter, airplanes and a submarine. Read more →

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The Best Meteor Shower of the Year Peaks Tonight

You can see the Perseids from anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere where the skies are clear and dark enough on the night of August 11. December’s Geminids are known for being the strongest meteor shower of the year, typically generating 75 visible meteors per hour in a rural and moonless sky. But the best meteor […]

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